Rabat - The Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Rachid Belmokhtar, announced on Thursday in Rabat the launch of a professional baccalaureate, a new high school program designed to cover the shortfall of professionals in some fields.
Rabat – The Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Rachid Belmokhtar, announced on Thursday in Rabat the launch of a professional baccalaureate, a new high school program designed to cover the shortfall of professionals in some fields.
The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training aims at developing and training human resources in Morocco to fill the gap in industrial maintenance, mechanical industry, aircraft industry, and the management of agricultural labor.
This project, which the Ministry has developed over several months, is aimed at responding to the necessities of Moroccan and foreign enterprises.
However, as Belmokhtar has stated, the curriculum could be changed according to the enterprises and companies at anytime. By doing so, numerous students will not unnecessarily waste their time studying non-vocational subjects in math, science, or the humanities at the university.
According to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Training, Lahsen Daoudi, the State will not waste precious expenses for graduate students in less sought-for branches at the university. In previous statements Daoudi has described literature students as a burden on both society and their parents.
“If the students are not oriented since the primary school to the sciences subjects, we will suffer at the University,” he said.
“Most people no longer opt for mathematics, in the light of the predominance of schools of literature and law, which became a refuge for those who do not find another way to study,” he added.
In his turn, the Minister Delegate to the Minister of National Education in charge of Vocational Training, Abdeladim El Guerrouj, stated that creating such baccalaureate programs targets the combination between education and vocational training, both at the level of preparation programs and recruitment of human resources and equipment. El Guerrouj underlined the importance of vocational training in order to create more job opportunities for the youth.